Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
judicial analyst. juan williams, columnist with tannehill. byron york from the "washington examiner." judge, what do you make of this? we had back and forth and we talk about this every day. every day there are developments. >> the president insistence on raising tax rate is reprehensible and violates economics 101. raising tax rates will not necessarily produce more revenue. the president is more interested to punish the rich and perceived reward for base. doesn't put more money in the federal treasury. the republicans give in to this in spirit of compromise, i respect alan simpson. but this is a time for the republicans to say no to spending no, borrowing. no to taxes. do you any any republicans sent to congress to facilitate the president spending to us oblivion? they no. or they will be sent home. >> president feels like he was elected on a campaign where he mentioned on the stump many times, raising tax rates. >> i understand that. >> but under our system the congress writes the law and president enforces them. if they don't go along with the law that the president wants it won
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
. joining us is rick cline, and mr. mccormack and byron york. >> a couple things caused the legislator to go ahead and pass it and then the protests. one is the wave of union-limiting legislation and action that's taken place in wisconsin, and indiana pass add right to work act earlier this year. and the other thing is the unions tried a new tactic to try to cut this off, is they proposed something called proposal 2 in michigan, which would have put collective bargaining rights into the constitution and would have made it unconstitutional to pass something like what we saw today. it lost 58-42. and i think that emboldens the republicans who wanted to go ahead and turn michigan into a right to work state. >> byron is right. this was the exact thing they voters for obama decided to shoot down this union bill. >> it's surprising. >> it caught us all by surprise. it isn't going to be like wisconsin. i think this bill is going to pass. and the situation in wisconsin was different. you had to get a quorum, and they tried to prevent a vote on the bill and took a month of protests.
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
correspondent byron york joins us. what was that? >> first, that was an image of a rich man urinating on a group of poor people, but it was an 8-minute video and it begins with a once possible upon a tif fairy tale where things were wonderful and the rich caused the economic collapse which caused so much suffering in 2008, 9, 10. it's a political commercial. if you go to this website of the california federation of teachers, click on it. it says oh, please send this to pruyour friends and please click this and you put in your zip code, it has a prewritten e-mail for you to send your member of congress or your senator a note saying please vote to return the top marc marginal income tax rao pre2001 levels. it's a commercial designed to make sure that the bush tax cuts for the top bracket expire. >> greta: all right. here's the interesting thing. it's a california federation of teachers that's releasing it. california can now show the nation because california now after this election i has a democratic governor and their house and their senator are super majorities. >> not only are they democ
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >> byron is right. this was the exact thing they voters for obama decided to shoot down this union bill. >> it's surprising. >> it caught us all by surprise. it isn't going to be like wisconsin. i think this bill is going to pass. and the situation in wisconsin was different. you had to get a quorum, and they tried to prevent a vote on the bill and took a month of protests. i don't think that will happen. just need a simple majority in michigan and they will pass the bill and they won't have a chance to repeal it until 2014. they will have to win back the senate, the house and the governor. >> it is likely to stop in michigan. you look at states with right to work legislation, the whole deep south and a couple states in the west but the upper midwest and northeast has tried to stay away from that because of the strong tradition of union organizing in the state. you have indiana going the other direction and michigan looking like they might, and wisconsin could be next up although the governor hasn't said how he's going to proceed on that and i think it's going to embolden the an ey